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jimnsal
jimnsal
29 January 2012

Main Bedroom window - Help me choose

Main Bedroom window - Help me choose
WA

Hey Chris, I agree with the previous post that the bigger the window, the harder it is to fit furniture, consider the type of furniture you'd get to help with your…

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jimnsal
Jan 29, 2012 3:45 pm
jimnsal
BradS
BradS
30 January 2012

Custom Waredrobe fitout

Custom Waredrobe fitout
NSW

I dont know prices or anything but found out on the weekend that our tile suppliers son does wardrobe fitouts. If he is anywhere near as friendly and willing to help as…

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BradS
Jan 30, 2012 12:10 pm
james_d
james_d
30 January 2012

Air Con Help

Air Con Help
VIC

Generally a multi split will be dearer than an equivalent size ducted system. Retrofitting multi units is also harder unless all the heads (indoor units) are on an…

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james_d
Jan 30, 2012 4:14 pm
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
30 January 2012

Site Excavation help - builder charging too much?

Site Excavation help - builder charging too much?
VIC

Have a look at this thread to see how much some people in this forum have paid for soil…

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zeitgeber
Jan 30, 2012 5:18 pm
zeitgeber
winner
winner
30 January 2012

Delay in construction period

Delay in construction period
VIC

winner, I think you are posting in the wrong thread, however I'll try and answer anyway. Our builder first proposed to provide us with a…

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winner
Jan 30, 2012 5:59 pm
Barnseee
Barnseee
30 January 2012

Price of Corinthian Pivot Entrance Doors with one sidelight.

Price of Corinthian Pivot Entrance Doors with one sidelight.
VIC

Got quoted 3.3k from my builder with door handles or staining. Anyone else got prices? Hume doors said they start from 3k installed.

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Barnseee
Jan 30, 2012 6:39 pm
bashworth
bashworth
30 January 2012

Re-Establishment Survey needed on fenced off land???

Re-Establishment Survey needed on fenced off land???
VIC

If the adjoining houses have only just been built it might be worth looking to see if you can find the pegs. There are some hints at this link http://www.anewhouse.com.au/?p=386

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bashworth
Jan 30, 2012 9:01 pm
bashworth
Jaans
Jaans
31 January 2012

Data cabling for house in Brisbane Western Suburbs

Data cabling for house in Brisbane Western Suburbs
QLD

*bump* Any recommendations for a local Brisbane electrician?

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Jaans
Jan 31, 2012 12:06 am
hurryupandbuy
hurryupandbuy
31 January 2012

Ugly pipe work

Ugly pipe work

Dont think your pic uploaded properly.......

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hurryupandbuy
Jan 31, 2012 12:12 am
hurryupandbuy
nw2468
nw2468
31 January 2012

Building in Melbourne

Building in Melbourne
VIC

Thanks ! :D Much appreciated

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nw2468
Jan 31, 2012 1:16 am
bashworth
bashworth
31 January 2012

Exposed slab - how to fix this?

Exposed slab - how to fix this?

Your problem is typical of sloping sites unless you go split level. I have the same issue but in my case its only about 400mm Raised garden beds around the house are the…

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bashworth
Jan 31, 2012 5:15 am
bashworth

Its all too hard at the moment :) My excuse is that we decided to focus on the outside of the house first... so that it was no longer a muddy mess. However really we are…

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miss_new_home_owner
Jan 31, 2012 2:06 pm
miss_new_home_owner
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Helyn
Jan 31, 2012 3:43 pm
Helyn
nrh157
nrh157
31 January 2012

Telstra velocity and no data issues

Telstra velocity and no data issues
NSW

Hi Nayzv, Your best source of info on velocity/FTTH is Tesltra's site. http://www.telstra.com.au/smart-community/home-owners Has a number…

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nrh157
Jan 31, 2012 7:44 pm
nrh157
Venturai
Venturai
1 February 2012

Kim's build with Homestart :)

Kim's build with Homestart :)
WA

lol very good point!! i am building with homestart at the moment in seville grove!! so excited i finally have a sab yay me!!! :)

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Venturai
Feb 01, 2012 8:16 am
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
1 February 2012

Land in Tarneit Gardens, Stage 16 - Retaining wall

Land in Tarneit Gardens, Stage 16 - Retaining wall
VIC

Back onto the main point of your query though - you probably wont have much luck as fixed site costs are just…

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cmhamilton
Feb 01, 2012 8:38 am
Mclaren
Mclaren
1 February 2012

C&T Rose - Update - Flooring info

C&T Rose - Update - Flooring info
NSW
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Hi MrsRose, you never did post the pics of your curtains and blinds ... and some more of Callum please??? ::wink::

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Mclaren
Feb 01, 2012 11:12 am
Mclaren
Ashkate
Ashkate
1 February 2012

just excited -We just picked up the keys!!!!!!!!

just excited -We just picked up the keys!!!!!!!!
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Congrats on getting the keys!!! Can you PM the site you got the wall decal from?? Dying to get something for our place! :-) Def post some finished piccies and would love…

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Ashkate
Feb 01, 2012 3:38 pm
Ashkate
scotta_74
scotta_74
1 February 2012

Window frame movement in brick walls

Window frame movement in brick walls
WA

Your windows and the reveals around them should be packed out and nailed or screwed into the studs beside them. This needs to be done right or you may face movement issues…

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scotta_74
Feb 01, 2012 5:43 pm
dvestate
dvestate
1 February 2012

FACADE knocked back.. no idea what to do :/

FACADE knocked back.. no idea what to do :/
NSW
1, 2

So glad I didn't opt for a block on Oran Park drive now.... They should just get you to install the thickest insulation you can I was looking at a home that backed onto…

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dvestate
Feb 01, 2012 9:11 pm
tinkster
tinkster
1 February 2012

Thirstys Thread - Still Waiting

Thirstys Thread - Still Waiting
WA
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Thirstygirl has great news. I feel it in my waters. ;)

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tinkster
Feb 01, 2012 9:18 pm
tinkster
james_d
james_d
2 February 2012

What to put underneath subfloor

What to put underneath subfloor
QLD

Most builders would leave bare, the ground is normally scraped so as to ensure that there is an even slope ie. no pooling of water. You want something cheap and easy,…

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james_d
Feb 02, 2012 8:49 am
robbie55
robbie55
2 February 2012

HELP regarding deposit may need legal advice?? UPDATE!!

HELP regarding deposit may need legal advice?? UPDATE!!
SA

I had a merchant facility for many years and can tell you that numerous charges are disputed when providing cc details by phone or even in person, so I'm surprised your…

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robbie55
Feb 02, 2012 11:50 am
robbie55
elleflint
elleflint
2 February 2012

Bingara Gorge

Bingara Gorge
NSW

So Brad I see your build is going along nicely. Who are you building with?

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elleflint
Feb 02, 2012 2:11 pm
orangepool
orangepool
2 February 2012

HELP!!!Damn Sterling SA

HELP!!!Damn Sterling SA
SA

OMG how horrible. We need to contact them as we have had some substansial cracking in the front door and all the window ledges and general…

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orangepool
Feb 02, 2012 4:16 pm
sij
sij
2 February 2012

Building with Gemmill Homes - The Nevada

Building with Gemmill Homes - The Nevada
1, 2, 3

Hi Henfry - we're about to start building the Nevada in Hammond Park so I'll be very interested to see how your build goes! So it only took a…

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sij
Feb 02, 2012 4:29 pm
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sij
Feb 02, 2012 4:34 pm
Silvergum
Silvergum
3 February 2012

Contract Provisional Allowances - Bank Loan

Contract Provisional Allowances - Bank Loan
VIC

that would be great CBPH, if you could pm me with the details of the curtain lady. Thanks

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Silvergum
Feb 03, 2012 2:06 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
3 February 2012

P class slab !!!

P class slab !!!
VIC
1, 2

Could you seriously stop plugging this other website randomly in existing threads (when those pages really don't contribute anything) just because... :s

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cmhamilton
Feb 03, 2012 3:01 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
3 February 2012

Perth "farmhouse" builders - recommendations please :)

Perth "farmhouse" builders - recommendations please :)
WA

Hi, this year we are going to build with WA Country Builders down south. Their homes are "modern" country :) style. Waiting on titles to be issued, meanwhile we are…

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Treeseachanger
Feb 03, 2012 5:17 pm
kiwi
kiwi
3 February 2012

RENOVATE OR DETONATE?!?!?!

RENOVATE OR DETONATE?!?!?!
WA

Where are you? Do you have a plan of the new build?

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kiwi
Feb 03, 2012 7:42 pm
kiwi
CC101
CC101
3 February 2012

Help me find a chrome plug

Help me find a chrome plug
SA

i am looking for same in wa. I will let u know if i find some where.

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CC101
Feb 03, 2012 7:54 pm
Alpal
Alpal
4 February 2012

Online status from builders

Online status from builders
VIC

PD has an online account function as well called 24/7 Its quite good - they update it quite regularly with updates

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Alpal
Feb 03, 2012 11:49 pm
Mac25
Mac25
4 February 2012

Austral Melbourne Auburn Bricks!

Austral Melbourne Auburn Bricks!
VIC

Here are some photos of the Auburn brick from 2 houses in Doreen taken a couple of weeks ago (photos actually look better than real life, a lot darker in photos), it looks…

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Mac25
Feb 04, 2012 11:46 am
PS_Sirocco7
PS_Sirocco7
4 February 2012

Family Home - Masterton Sirocco 7 - Ivy Facade

Family Home - Masterton Sirocco 7 - Ivy Facade
NSW

Thanks again for your advice. Im actually located on the far south coast of NSW, around 80km south of Batemans Bay. I will be able to monitor the building process very…

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PS_Sirocco7
Feb 04, 2012 12:54 pm
PS_Sirocco7
AE86
AE86
4 February 2012

Heywood 25 by PD - Landscaping Complete

Heywood 25 by PD - Landscaping Complete
1, 2, 3

looks very good mate ,you must be happy with it ,also good work by the person who did it!

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AE86
Feb 04, 2012 1:15 pm
CCANDDS
CCANDDS
5 February 2012

Building YAY... Ulitmate St Marks HBC

Building YAY... Ulitmate St Marks HBC
WA
1, 2

Nice pics though mate, you're getting…

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CCANDDS
Feb 05, 2012 11:13 am
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CC101
Feb 05, 2012 2:20 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
5 February 2012

Our Prosperity in Spring Farm...Our bubby is here!

Our Prosperity in Spring Farm...Our bubby is here!
NSW
1 ... 43, 44, 45

Oh grass....lovely, verdant, green grass! Not jealous at all..... ;)

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Deemaree
Feb 05, 2012 7:53 pm
Deemaree
JLD
JLD
5 February 2012

6 Star Energy Rating requirements - thoughts, experiences?

6 Star Energy Rating requirements - thoughts, experiences?
VIC

The 6 star is based on your plans so it has to take into account orientation, windows, electrical, insulation etc. My understanding of the electrical component is that…

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JLD
Feb 05, 2012 9:29 pm
ourhome
ourhome
6 February 2012

Ourhome - working on the boat shaped sandpit.

Ourhome - working on the boat shaped sandpit.
VIC
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Thanks a lot Mclaren. How are things with you? Was busy for a while. My wife gave birth to a baby boy two weeks back. Before that we were busy getting the house ready for…

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ourhome
Feb 06, 2012 11:28 am
brb_654
brb_654
6 February 2012

Powder ~ lanai ~ kitchen ~ pics! :: our Fairhaven Glenaire

Powder ~ lanai ~ kitchen ~ pics! :: our Fairhaven Glenaire
1 ... 31, 32, 33

=P~ What can I say, your Lanai puts mine to shame ::lol:: Gorgeous ::kiss:: Hope your well, and DH, kids and yourself are all settling in :D Well done with the kitchen, looks…

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brb_654
Feb 06, 2012 12:27 pm
brb_654
tonycfc
tonycfc
6 February 2012

Newbie questions, please help? thank you!

Newbie questions, please help? thank you!
NSW

thank you for the quick replies!!! :P thats right! im not expecting the "base model" will be as good as the display home. im just trying to find out what's included so…

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tonycfc
Feb 06, 2012 12:51 pm
kkurni
kkurni
6 February 2012

P Class site and M class modified Slab -why $10311

P Class site and M class modified Slab -why $10311

Hi All, I build with m3tr1c0n, there is 2 options, - Fixed site cost - $13000, including any rocks removal - Not fixed - $9500 based on Geosite program. after that I…

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kkurni
Feb 06, 2012 2:12 pm
kkurni
kkurni
6 February 2012

Fixed site costs - Is this reasonable?

Fixed site costs - Is this reasonable?

Hi All, I build with m3tr1c0n, there is 2 options, - Fixed site cost - $13000, including any rocks removal - Not fixed - $9500 based on Geosite program. after that I…

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kkurni
Feb 06, 2012 2:20 pm
Leona
Leona
6 February 2012

Redink upgrades

Redink upgrades
WA

Hey there, on pg 1 and 2 of my thread I'm pretty sure I have a few prices there, hope it helps!

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Leona
Feb 06, 2012 2:27 pm
aristocrat
aristocrat
6 February 2012

What exactly is included in Fixed Site Costs?

What exactly is included in Fixed Site Costs?

So Carlisle is giving out fixed site costs for 13500, and is this including Council Costs? My Site Cost was put at 15k Site Cost + 3.5k Council Costs in the Tarneit Area.…

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aristocrat
Feb 06, 2012 3:33 pm
GardenofNeedn-58
GardenofNeedn-58
6 February 2012

yay - progress :)

yay - progress :)
WA

ROFL at eating lamb. thats what i swore one of our little rams was going to end up as, coz he was such an instigator at escaping. yeah, i dont remember it being this…

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GardenofNeedn-58
Feb 06, 2012 3:50 pm
monstar
monstar
6 February 2012

anyone built/building with *?

anyone built/building with *?
1, 2, 3

Anymore updates K ellie and others that has built or is building your house with CL? We are thinking of building with CL, they have the best value for money house and the…

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monstar
Feb 06, 2012 4:49 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
6 February 2012

Rock removal contigency cost

Rock removal contigency cost
1, 2

You do realise you have revived a 4 year old thread with the same question you have asked in at last two other threads - probably not necessary on either front really... :o

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cmhamilton
Feb 06, 2012 6:42 pm


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